By: Kristen Batstone The internet is abuzz with surprising new developments in male contraceptives. First, @Venus_Skywalker went viral on Tiktok for showing off a ‘just the tip’ condom made by Charles Powell. The condom appears to be vaguely reminiscent of…
Today, a woman buying emergency contraception over the counter will spend between $35 and $60. But in Maryland starting in 2018, she’ll be able to use her private insurance for any FDA-approved over-the-counter (OTC) contraceptive drug—with no copays!
Even before the unexpected passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, we knew this was going to be a big year for women’s health and the Supreme Court. Will women have contraceptive coverage through their insurance if they work for a religiously affiliated nonprofit? Will women have to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion?
You might think that when it came to fighting with insurance companies, our biggest point of contention would be coverage for abortion services. But no, the daily debates surrounded an even more basic kind of care: contraceptives.